SHIVAMOGGA:With the introduction of the online examinations, Kuvempu University has been able to announce degree and post-graduate exam results within eight days of holding the exams. It has also been able to announce results of individual papers within half-an-hour of evaluation of the answer scripts, which the university claims is a first for the country.
After a fake marks card scam rocked the university in 2012, it decided to introduce an online examination process in 2013.
During investigation into the scam, the police had pointed out loopholes in the examination and evaluation process and involvement of a few university employees.
In order to prevent this, the university decided to start the online examination system, says Registrar (Evaluation) Bhojya Nayak.
For instance, internal assessment (IA) marks are entered online and sent to the university before the theory exams.
Once the IA marks are uploaded, colleges get a printout, which is displayed on notice boards. The marks are auto locked and only the Registrar (Evaluation) has access to it.
The theory exam is also conducted on the same lines. The student has to fill in the application, and subjects. Based on this, the fee receipt and hall ticket would also be generated online. Practical exam batches, exam timetable, student allotment and other aspects are done online.
Sources in the university said answer papers and question papers are barcoded to prevent misuse, and answer papers also have multiple security features like holograms.
The number of answer books used for the exams and the stock left in the college are monitored.
A unique numeric code of the question paper is printed on hall ticket and timetables, which help students know the precise date of the examination. After valuation, marks are entered in front of the evaluators who have separate codes and bio-metric features.
If corrections are made or marks included, the registrar will get information about this on his computer.
With this, the university can announce results on the same day.
Nayak said students were given SBM and post office supported e-payment gateways for the payment of fees. Marks cards will be issued with the students’ photos along with other security features. The Higher Education Department has hailed this process and asked other varsities to follow it, he said.